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The Journey to the West Narrative in Video Games

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Let me tell you a story, one that you are almost definitely familiar with in some fashion. It comes from 16th century China, and goes by the name of Journey to the West. The story tells the fictitiously augmented story of Xuanzang and his three companions with troubled pasts as they make their way across western China atop a white dragon to obtain sacred texts and return them home. These three companions may begin to ring a bell to you. (more…)

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Mass Effect 2

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Mass Effect 2 is a game that completely revolutionized the way games are perceived in our culture, single-handedly proved that video games are indeed an art form, and in my opinion, is one of the best games ever made. (more…)

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inFAMOUS 2

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Alright. So, you’ve traversed the ruins of Empire City as Cole Macgrath once before. You know all about his electrical powers, whether blue lightning or red, the odd events that gave them to him, and the giant “wtf” waiting for you at the end of the first inFAMOUS game. Kessler warns you of “The Beast”, and leaves you on your own to wander the city with your almighty powers. What do you do next? Pop open inFAMOUS 2’s case and throw it in your PS3 as soon as possible. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for since you bought the inFAMOUS collection. (more…)

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inFAMOUS

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inFAMOUS is a series of games from Sucker Punch, the minds of Sly Cooper, that you might have missed. The early days of the PS3 were not its best, and while inFAMOUS is a title that has come to define the rare PS3 exclusive game, not many have been able to experience this game during it’s days of glory. Both inFAMOUS 1 and 2 have been re-released in a collection this year for the people who missed out, and both games are worth the look, even now. (more…)

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Mass Effect

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In the year 2148, explorers on Mars discovered the remains of an ancient spacefaring civilization. In the decades that followed, these mysterious artifacts revealed startling new technologies, enabling travel to the furthest stars. The basis for this incredible technology was a force that controlled the very fabric of space and time.

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